The Award in Focal Points for Literacy (DAAWD80) Level 5 fast track pre-entry award course provides a route to study our Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60).
Please note: the fast track route is available to graduates only, who have at least two years teaching/education experience. If you do not hold a degree you may be interested in our Pathway route see:
Upon successful completion of the Award in Focal Points for Literacy course participants will progress on to the Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60) therefore gaining The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61).
This award course is not required for those following a pathway route.
Award in Focal Points for Literacy (DAAWD80)
This intensive course provides a grounding in the key theoretical perspectives and constructs required to gain a firm understanding of how literacy-related difficulties arise and are perpetuated.
Learning Outcomes – On completion, participants will be able to:
- Discuss a range of factors that can influence literacy acquisition and progression
- Demonstrate a sound grasp of the key concepts and terminology necessary to promote progress in learners with delayed literacy development
- Demonstrate understanding of the range of factors to consider when supporting learners with decoding and reading comprehension difficulties
- Demonstrate understanding of the range of factors to consider when supporting learners with spelling and written expression difficulties.
How is the programme delivered?
- The Award in Focal Points for Literacy course is delivered online which offers you the flexibility to organise your time to fit around your professional and personal commitments. It also saves you the time and expense of travel and classroom attendance
- Total study time is 10 hrs a week, 120 hours total study over one term
Applicants who wish to study for less than 10 hours a week should consider one of the pathway routes to the teaching course.
- Tutor support is offered throughout the duration of the induction and course
- This course equates to Level 5 on the Register of Regulated Qualifications (RQF).
- Hold a Degree or Foundation degree plus a minimum of two years recent and relevant teacher/practitioner experience within an educational establishment
- Have a minimum English language ability level such as IELTS 6 or TOEFL 60-78 points
- Be qualified classroom teachers, teaching/learning support assistants or adult support tutors who are currently (or recently within the last 2 years) employed to work with learners in the UK or internationally. Teaching assistants must be mentored by a qualified teaching professional whilst on the course
Please note: We reserve the right to request information in support of all applications from a headteacher or other suitably qualified line manager or referee.
- Pay online by debit/credit card at the time of registration £955+VAT.
- Pay later £980+VAT (this price includes an additional fee of £25+VAT for those choosing not to pay online at time of registration. All monies must be received before the start of the course)
Please click on the date below to make a booking for Award 80:
- 6 January 2020 – book by 27 November
- 20 April 2020 – bookings will open 7 January 2020
- 7 September 2020 – bookings will open 21 April 2020